If you want to be on the receiving e4nd of kindness, you have to show kindness to others first.  It’s the law of sowing and reaping.  Mercy is responding compassionately to someone’s hurt, going the extra mile to help people in need, and being willing to listen when someone wants to talk.  Hurting people are all around us and they’ll always be.  

    If our instant response to others in need is, “ Well, they get what they deserve,” then we haven’t realized that , by God’s grace, we don’t get what we really deserve.  

    If we have difficulty showing mercy, then we first need to go to the Cross to realize the wealth of God’s grace, mercy, kindness, and forgiveness given to us.   With this realization fresh on our hearts, we’ll be quicker to extend mercy to others in need around us.

“  “Love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping  for nothing to return; Then you will be sons of the Most High.  For He is kind to the unthankful and evil.

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